There’s A Super Cyclone Amphan on cards, what else is left to happen in 2020:
While the country is still dealing with a pandemic and now it looks like the wave of coronavirus is likely to intensify. Cyclone Amphan alone the central parts of South Bay of Bengal will hit two states- Bengal and Odisha and is said to get worse in the coming 12 hours.
It is now being called a “super cyclone” and the two states have been alerted about the same. To address the issue PM Narendra Modi had a chair meeting with the Ministry of Home Affairs and National Disaster Management Authority, yesterday.
To review arising cyclone situation, PM Narendra Modi to chair high-level meeting with MHA, NDMA at 4 pm Monday: HM Amit Shah
— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) May 18, 2020
Heavy rainfall along with high-velocity winds in coastal districts of Odisha and parts of West Bengal is expected, and the cyclone is expected to cross West Bengal and Bangladesh on May 20.
Over the weekend, National Disaster Response Force personnel were deployed in West Bengal and Odisha. They stated that they are ready to undertake the massive evacuation of 11 lakh people who will be affected the worst. Twelve coastal districts of Odisha are on high alert, this includes Ganjam, Gajapti, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak, Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Jajpur, Cuttack, Khurda and Nayagarh.
The Met department, which has issued an “orange message” for West Bengal, warned of extensive damage in Kolkata, Hooghly, Howrah, South and North 24 Parganas, and East Midnapore districts.